World Green Summit

June 21, 2012 (via telegraph.co.uk) British businesses have called for a cut in ‘green taxes’ after Nick Clegg announced that the UK will be the first country in the world to force major companies to measure their carbon footprint.

The controversial new scheme will make more than 1,000 companies measure their greenhouse gas emissions in full.

Mr Clegg said carbon reporting will force companies to cut pollution and switch to a more sustainable form of business.

Mr Clegg insisted there is all to play for at the summit including a plan for all countries to start to measure their natural capital as well as GDP.

The concept, known as GDP+, would mean that countries not only reveal their material wealth but their ‘natural wealth’ such as rainforests, clean rivers and fresh air.  Continue Reading>>

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